Iizuka on using Link’s tunic for Sonic Lost World’s Zelda Zone DLC
Sonic Lost World’s Zelda Zone features the hedgehog dressed up in Link’s garb. But in the Yoshi Zone, Sonic’s appearance remains the same.
Producer Takashi Iizuka explained why this is so to 4Gamer in a recent interview. For the Yoshi DLC, SEGA wanted to focus on Sonic running around and collecting eggs. But for the Zelda Zone, even though Hyrule Field appears, some players may not be familiar with the series and may have felt that it was nothing more than an average area. Iizuka therefore took charge in making sure Sonic was dressed as Link.
“While talking with the designers, we were wondering how we could have Sonic wear these clothes and look normal while covering his spikes,” Iizuka said. “In any case, I was definitely worried at the time of designing.”